McKew, B.; Leung, G.; Underwood, G.; Warren, S.; Whitby, C.

Carbon and nitrogen cycling in river sediments over a seasonal cycle in the Hampshire Avon catchment

Data on the carbon and nitrogen cycling in sediments from rivers within the Hampshire Avon catchment, UK. The dataset includes functional gene data, anion and cation concentrations, methane production and oxidation potential, carbohydrates concentrations, pigment data, and particle size data. Data were collected between February 2013 and November 2014. Data were collected to address the hypotheses of how the functional microbial community involved in carbon and nitrogen cycling changed seasonally and with geology. Data were collected as part of the project "The role of lateral exchange in modulating the seaward flux of C, N, P", funded under NERC's Macronutrients Cycles research programme.

Publication date: 2016-04-21

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Format of the dataset : Comma-separated values (CSV)

This dataset is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

You must cite: McKew, B.; Leung, G.; Underwood, G.; Warren, S.; Whitby, C. (2016). Carbon and nitrogen cycling in river sediments over a seasonal cycle in the Hampshire Avon catchment. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/976602b3-a58d-460c-a52d-088d0bb09989

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2013-02-01    to    2014-11-30

Provenance & quality

At each site, five sediment cores (internal diameter 8cm) were taken within a 25m long river reach. From this core, four sub-cores (internal diameter 2cm) were taken in order to pair measurements. Sub-cores were stored depending on what analysis was done. All data were collected using standard methodologies as detailed in the supporting information.

Correspondence/contact details

Scott Warren
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester
CO4 3SQ
enquiries@essex.ac.uk

Authors

McKew, B.
University of Essex
Leung, G.
University of Essex
Underwood, G.
University of Essex
Warren, S.
University of Essex
Whitby, C.
University of Essex

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Tags

Topic categories
Inland Waters
INSPIRE Theme
Habitats and Biotopes
Keywords
acetate,  ammonium,  archaea,  bacteria,  Boulder,  calcium,  carbohydrates,  chlorophyll,  clay,  Cobble,  colloid,  EPS,  flouride,  formate,  formate,  gravel,  magnesium,  methane,  phaeopigments,  phosphate,  potassium,  river water,  sand,  silt,  sodium,  sulphate